Gold Coast is where our winning streak comes to a halt. In the first race of Supercharged Sunday, we mess up a pair of jibes and find ourselves buried in the pack. In an effort to regain the lead, we decide to throw caution to the wind, but can’t find a clear lane past Phil Robinson. At one point, we’re approaching him with too much speed. I have to bail out before we cause a serious collision, and the split-second bail sends Goobs flying forward off the boat and Glenny into the mainsail. By the time we collect ourselves and our belongings, our race is done.
It’s inevitable, however, that in a fleet this strong, our run would come to an end. At each event, teams are getting incrementally faster and sailing smarter. It’s disappointing to let one event get away from us, but it’s obvious we need to up our game if we want to remain on top, and upright. Time to get back to the wire.